Town rebuilding from tornado forced to cut plans due to funding
Published: June 26,2013
SMITHVILLE — The town board in Smithville has scaled back plans for a new government office complex.
Officials tell WCBI-TV in Columbus they are not getting everything on their wish list but it will be close and within the $660,000 budget.
Smithville city attorney Sam Griffie says aldermen will now have to thoroughly review all the contracts.
He says that process should take about a week.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency must then approve the plan before work can begin.
The north Mississippi town was devastated by an April 27, 2011, tornado. Sixteen people were killed and 153 homes, four churches, the Town Hall, the police headquarters and 14 of the 15 businesses in the one-square-mile town were destroyed.
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